For Immediate Release
ZAMBONI COMPANY COMPLETES RESTORATION OF HISTORIC MACHINE
PARAMOUNT, CALIFORNIA (May 15, 2013) – The Zamboni Company has completed a yearlong restoration of a vintage resurfacer, the Model C, No. 11. The Model C11 was the eleventh machine built by Frank Zamboni during the early development of the machines and was assembled using a Willy's Jeep® CJ-3B as the body of the resurfacer.
The Model C11 was built in 1953 and delivered to Denver University on July 6, 1953. Denver University's school colors were applied to the machine and it resurfaced at their arena for many years. In 1968, Denver University introduced a mascot named Denver Boone. This mascot was designed by Walt Disney and named by a University student. The mascot was painted onto the machine and was still visible when the machine was retired.
The machine was sold to a private collector in Colorado in the early 1990's and was acquired by the Zamboni Company in December of 2011. Model C11 was shipped from Colorado back to its birthplace of Paramount, California in January of 2012. The Zamboni factory in Paramount began its lengthy and complete restoration of the machine which included matching the paint to the University's authentic colors and its full functionality as a working resurfacer.
The Model C11 completed its first resurfacing since its restoration at Paramount Iceland on May 9th, 2013. The machine will be on display at the annual Ice Skating Institute Conference and Trade Show on May 30th and 31st at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas, NV, returning to the Zamboni Company's headquarters in Paramount after the conclusion of the show.
Through the years, the Zamboni Company has celebrated its history by restoring a few of its early machines as museum pieces which are on public display in locations such as Paramount Iceland, the US Hockey Hall of Fame Museum and the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto, Canada.
For over half a century, the Zamboni Company has been the leader in ice resurfacing technology. In the continuing legacy of its founder, Frank Zamboni, the Company works to apply industrial science, proven performance, and future technologies and to make the best ice resurfacing machines for rinks and arenas throughout the world.